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2021 GWM Ute from $33,990 to $40,990 drive-away – UPDATE

UPDATE, 12 January 2021: The GWM Ute has had its towing capacity officially certified to 3000kg. When initially launched in late 2020, GWM listed a 2250kg towing capacity for the Ute, but has now been certified the model for towing up to 3000kg, with a maximum downball weight of 300kg. GWM has also announced an additional $1000 of genuine accessories for GWM Ute purchases...

2021 Great Wall Motors (GWM) new cars

Great Wall Motors (GWM) had a quiet 2020, with its segment-cheapest Steed tallying up just shy of 1700 sales, and not receiving any significant updates. This might all change however, with the arrival of the all-new GWM Ute Cannon. It's already on sale in 2020, but will have an opportunity to shake up the segment in 2021...

GWM Ute dual-cab 4x4 launches with $33,990 drive-away deal

GWM Australia, previously known as Great Wall Motors, has dropped the first pricing detail for its new 4x4 dual-cab ute, known simply as the GWM Ute. While it doesn’t claim the title of Australia’s cheapest dual-cab any more, a title held by the previous Great Wall Steed, the GWM Ute still has value on its side with a $33,990 drive-away offer for the entry-level Cannon specification...

What's in a tank of fuel? The cars with the best (and worst) driving range in Australia

While impressive performance, cool technology and a lower pricepoint can all be guiding forces when buying a new car, it's often other elements – like real-world fuel economy – that actually have the greatest effect on your ownership experience. Once you drive away from the dealership, you'll become less preoccupied with those nifty LED tail-lights and more focussed on how many times you have to hit the petrol station in a single week...

2021 GWM Ute: Australian debut confirmed for fourth quarter

The 2021 GWM Ute is coming to upset one of Australia's most popular vehicle segments. Great Wall Motors is rebranding as GWM, with the Chinese company announcing its new ute model will be known simply as the 'Ute'. Interestingly, all trim variants will begin with the name 'Cannon', previously reported as one potential model name for the new pick-up, along with 'Poer' (shown on the images in this story)...

2021 Great Wall Motors Cannon ute due in showrooms later this year, promises advanced safety

China’s Great Wall Motors is about to release a new challenger in Australia’s highly competitive ute market. The Great Wall Motors Cannon ute is in the final stages of preparation for its Australian showroom arrival and should be here late this year or in early 2021. Great Wall Motors was one of the first Chinese ute brands on sale in Australia – arriving here via an independent distributor in 2009...

Chinese car sales up nearly 50 per cent in shrinking Australian market

Sales of Chinese cars in Australia have rise by an average of 48.2 per cent in the first seven months of this year – as the overall market slowed by by 19.2 per cent. Four Chinese brands are currently offered to consumers in Australia – namely MG, LDV, Great Wall and Haval. Figures compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show MG sales grew by 55...

Chinese cars buck the sales trend, up 36 per cent

Chinese car makers continue to defy the downward trend in Australia’s new-car market, with latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showing a 36 per cent increase in the first five months of this year versus the same period in 2019. That’s bucking the current trend where new car sales have taken a hammering thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting recession...

10 electric utes on the horizon

The electrification revolution has made its way through hatchbacks to sedans and SUVs and now it has its sights set firmly on a new frontier: utes. As with most automotive industry showdowns, it was Tesla that kicked off this sparring match with its not-so-bulletproof Cybertruck, releasing a video showing the all-wheel-drive, all-electric pickup tugging a Ford F-150 up a hill...

How Holden's demise could be the making of Great Wall in Australia

The General Motors (GM) decision to pull out of right-hand drive markets could kickstart Great Wall's aggressive push into the Australian market. Having yesterday officially withdrawn from the Australian and Thai markets, GM announced Chinese brand Great Wall Motors has committed to buying the Thai plant currently supplying the Holden Colorado dual-cab ute and seven-seat Trailblazer SUV...

Great Wall buys GM's last factory in India

Great Wall Motors has confirmed it is buying Talegaon factory from General Motors, with the deal expected to complete during the second half of 2020. The Talegaon factory produces Chevrolet Beat hatches and sedans for sale in Latin America. GM's other car-making facility in India was sold to SAIC, and is currently used to produce vehicles under the MG brand...